Dunn named ECAC Division I Player of the Week

Providence's Kris Dunn (3) drives past Creighton's Devin Brooks (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Providence won 74-65. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

ROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence sophomore guard Kris Dunn was named ECAC Division I New England Player of the Week on Tuesday, February 3 after he averaged 25.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists as he shot 64.5 percent from the field, including 4-8 from three-point territory in two games last week. The Friars posted a 1-1 mark last week.

This is Dunn’s second time being named ECAC Division I New England Player of the Week as he earned it earlier this season (Jan. 13). Earlier this week (Feb. 2), Dunn was named BIG EAST Player of the Week, it marks the second time this season that Dunn has been named BIG EAST Player of the Week as he also earned the honors on January 12.

Dunn had an impressive game in an 83-72 win versus DePaul on January 29 when he recorded a triple-double with 27 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. For the game, Dunn had a game and career high in scoring and rebounding and a game high in assists. Dunn was the first Friar to record a triple-double since Geoff McDermott accomplished the feat versus Harvard on December 22, 2006 with 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. Dunn’s triple-double was the ninth in Friar history and the first for the Friars in BIG EAST play. The last triple-double in BIG EAST play was recorded by Hasheem Thabeet (UConn) versus Providence on Jan. 19, 2008 with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 blocks. He became the 14th player in BIG EAST history to register a triple-double in a league game and his 27 points was the highest scoring total. Dunn also registered a game-high 23 points, including 18 in the second half in the Friars’ 83-72 loss at St. John’s on January 31.

Dunn is averaging 15.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 2.5 steals per game this season. He leads the BIG EAST in assists and steals. Dunn also ranks sixth in scoring and ninth in rebounding in the league. He ranks fourth in the nation in assists and 12th in steals.

The Friars (16-6, 6-3) will return to action on Wednesday, February 4 at nationally ranked Georgetown at 9 p.m. on CBS Sports Net.

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